(a) Insurance carriers may submit medical EDI records directly to the division or may contract with an external trading partner to submit the records on the insurance carrier’s behalf.
(b) Each insurance carrier, including those using external trading partners, must designate one individual to the division as the EDI Compliance Coordinator and provide the individual’s name, working title, mailing address, email address, and telephone number in the form and manner prescribed by the division. The EDI Compliance Coordinator must:
(1) be a centrally-located employee of the insurance carrier who has the responsibility for EDI reporting;
(2) receive and appropriately disperse data reporting information received from the division; and
(3) serve as the central compliance control for data reporting under this subchapter.
(c) At least five working days prior to sending its first transaction to the division under this subchapter, the insurance carrier shall send a notice to the division. The notice shall be in the form and manner established by the division. The notice shall include the name of the insurance carrier, the insurance carrier’s FEIN, the insurance carrier’s TxCOMP customer number, the name of the trading partner(s) authorized to conduct medical EDI transactions on behalf of the insurance carrier, the FEIN of the trading partner(s), and the EDI Compliance Coordinator’s signature. The insurance carrier shall report changes within five working days of any amendment to data sharing agreements, including the addition or removal of any trading partners. The failure to timely submit updated information may result in the rejection of medical EDI records.
(d) At least five working days prior to sending its first test transaction to the division under this subchapter, the insurance carrier or trading partner sending the medical EDI transmission shall send a notice to the division. The notice shall be in the form and manner established by the division. The notice shall include the entity’s name, FEIN, nine-digit postal code, address, and the technical contact’s name, address, phone number, and email address. The insurance carrier or trading partner shall report changes within five working days of any amendment to the information required to be reported.
(e) Insurance carriers and trading partners must successfully complete testing prior to transmitting any production data. Trading partners must receive approval to submit data for at least one insurance carrier prior to initiating the testing process. Insurance carriers and trading partners must submit each transaction type during the testing process which can be successfully processed by the division. The division will not approve an insurance carrier or trading partner for production submissions until the insurance carrier or trading partner has:
(1) successfully submitted ten percent of its anticipated monthly volume per service type, not to exceed 100 medical EDI records per service type;
(2) received and reviewed the acknowledgments generated by the division; and
(3) correctly resubmitted rejected records identified in the acknowledgments.
(f) Insurance carriers are responsible for the acts or omissions of their trading partners. The insurance carrier commits an administrative violation if the insurance carrier or its trading partner fails to timely or accurately submit medical EDI records.
(g) This section is effective September 1, 2015.
The provisions of this §134.808 adopted to be effective September 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 4136; amended to be effective September 1, 2015, 40 TexReg 595.